33 Replies to “Setting Up and Solving Common Myths about Electric Fence”

  1. Yes the back of your hand for test/taste of power, are more/multiple grounds better along the fence line, ie a ground wire along with the positive,,,thanx

  2. Will Rogers had a quote: "There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. " You proved him true! LOL

  3. I finish 150 holstein bulls a year and only have 2 wire electric fences,never have any problems unless the are fighting and get shoved through,nothing will stop them then

  4. ANY ELECTRIC FENCE CAN CREATE A SPARK UNDER PROPER CONDITIONS SO ANY NEW"" OR OLD ELECTRIC FENCE CAN CAUSE A FIRE (wire on the dry ground because a branch fell on it Fire hazard)

  5. I set my dog up (hes abt 50 pounds) with an electric fence. Got the smallest one they had which was rated for 2 miles but i only needed abt a 30 foot run. You think its too strong?

  6. ALWAYS TOUCH WITH THE BACK OF THE HAND, THE ELECTRICITY WILL MAKE YOU GRAB AND HOLD ON THE WAY YOU WERE TRYING

  7. I had Afib until i touched an electric fence. Been in perfect rhythm ever scene. No more blood thinners for me!

  8. I've got one from Big R says its for 'small animals', basically has a charger and then a single wire you run across the top of the fence. The other wire attaches to the fence as a ground.
    I have a medium sized dog that's learned to climb and has been getting out. She's already been zapped 3 times in the past 2 days and is really yiping loud.
    I've never heard her yipe before about anything and had her almost 2 years now.
    I had used this same unit years ago with other dogs and don't remember the loud yiping, but this time I used a much thicker top wire (braided).
    Anybody know… does the thickness of the wire make the charge stronger? And what happens if its raining, or the dog is soaking wet and gets shocked?

  9. I disagree that the fence will not work if the wire is tied together in a loop his statement is correct however the only time the fence will not work is if you were to wire it directly to ground otherwise until you have exceeded the maximum impedance of the designed circuit it will work someone is missing an opportunity to build a better circuit if a break in the conductor or transmission Wire were to occur the circuit will remain functional presuming the conductor did not become grounded if for instance it were to rest atop tall grass I should caution you both ends of the broken wire are should be considered energized from the single source energizer/controller or hot if you prefer and capable of providing the shock it was designed to provide. First and foremost electrical safety rule #1 never ever become part of the circuit.

  10. When I was a kid I laid my shotgun against one. Quite the shock. I also had one to keep in my dog 🐕 . That was 40 years ago and back then they really put out the charge. A lot of them today are very wimpy.

  11. The reason the amperage in so low is if you were to grab the fence you wouldn’t be able to let go which means you would have prolonged exposure to the voltage of the fence.

  12. That video was VERY helpful and I'm very grateful – thank you for making it so simple and clear to someone who didn't know anything about the topic! Have a great day!

  13. Very good presentation, good personality of the narrator to keep the subject interesting, be sure not the bite the wire!

  14. lol…another one……. yes, they can potentially start a fire, would you like me to show you some fried poly wire ?

  15. The positive can go in a complete loop and you will still get a shock…..obviously he is not an electrician.

  16. I live in eastern Colorado where the soil is sand. How do I get a solid ground when the sand has no moisture? My goats just lick the fence before they jump it.

  17. the best way to test to see if a fence is live is to pull a blade of grass set the tip of grass on fence holding it .you wont feel nothing now slowly slide grass toward finger you will feel a very light tingle that will increase in strength the closer you get to your hand

  18. Thnaks for the informative video and clearing lots of myths.

    ::)
    and one more thing what was the background music in the beginning of video?

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